Monday, June 21, 2010

Calling friends of Rabbit ...

John Updike has been dead for nearly a year and a half. It's a damn shame.

Fortunately for us, It turns out there is a major archive of his personal correspondence and handwritten manuscripts housed at Harvard. A Recent New York Times article discusses the efforts to collate and edit the collection which should be ready for exhibition and examination some time in 2012. Highlighting his prolific and painstaking work as a writer, it's a beautiful testament to the agonizing labour of love writing can be.

PLUS: there is an archival video with Updike discussing writing.

The thoroughly rewarding read (with some suuper dreamy pictures thrown in for good measure) may be found here: John Updike’s Archive: A Great Writer at Work

image is property of Dennis Stock/Knop

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Love at first sight ...

I came across these amazing little gems while wandering around Chelsea

I immediately ran into the (Stationary, really) store and played dress up in the big shiny windows. I'm trying to only purchase things I really NEED (har har) so I've yet to add one to my wardrobe.

They're made of freaking TYVEK people! So, SO rad.

The images don't do them justice. They must be seen in person, touched and adored.

Designer Marian Schoettle refers to her creations as 'Post Industrial Folk wear.'

I call them awesome, chic and (say it with me) PACKABLE. I just imagine myself walking through a rainy paris street on a mini-break in one of these little beauties.

you can find 'em here

there is some other beautiful stuff from Ms. Schoettle but for my money the Tyvek Anoraks and cute litter topper coats certainly are the diamonds.